Khartoum — Crowds of Sudanese demonstrators began converging outside the army headquarters in Khartoum on Thursday for a “million-strong” march to press for a civilian administration after talks with military rulers ran into trouble. The two sides have agreed to form a joint civilian-military council to rule Sudan but are at odds over its composition. The proposed joint council is to replace the existing 10-member governing body of army generals that took over after the military ousted veteran president Omar al-Bashir three weeks ago. But protest leaders from the Alliance for Freedom and Change say the generals are not serious about handing power to civilians. The army has been pushing for a 10-member council of seven military representatives and three civilians. The alliance is demanding a council made up of eight civilians and seven generals. The disagreement prompted the alliance to announce a “million-strong march to assert our main demand, which is for civilian rule”. The call...

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